crime

Payday Loan Scam Victims Threatened With Legal Action, Violence

The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received many complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams, said the Rock County Sheriff's Office.The ICC is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center…

Gov. Announces $1 Million In Grants To Support Drug Task Forces

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday the Office of Justice Assistance has awarded $1 million in federal Byrne Assistance grants to support 18 drug task forces.Drug task forces target gangs, drugs, firearms and associated criminal investigations. Wisconsin?s support of effective drug…

Milwaukee Police Chief Sworn In For Second Term

The police chief of Wisconsin's largest city has been sworn in for a second term.Flynn took over in 2008 from retiring Chief Nan Hegerty. He had previously been police commissioner in Springfield, Mass.In his swearing-in speech Friday, he touted the…

Green County Jury Convicts Trooper Of Sexual Assault

A jury has convicted a former state trooper of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter.According to a criminal complaint, the man started assaulting the girl when she was placed in his home as a 15-year-old foster child in 2008. The man…

Billboards Help To Catch Criminals In Rock County

Rock County authorities are giving criminals a little face time to help combat crime.According to Janesville police, digital billboards seems to be yielding incredible results for the Janesville Area Crime Stoppers. Crime Prevention Specialist Officer Chad Sullivan said 83 of…

Beloit Man Sentenced For Illegally Posessing Firearm

A 25-year-old Beloit man was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Friday after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony offense.Robert Tucker pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 4.Tucker was…

New Task Force To Help South Side's Youth

Madison city leaders declared Friday as the start of a turnaround effort targeting the city's south side.A number of community leaders wrapped up a meeting at the Urban League on South Park Street. They are creating a "South Madison Promise…

Police: Smash-And-Grab Incidents On The Rise

Madison police are investigating a string of burglaries in recent weeks and determined to catch those behind them.The latest burglary occurred at George's Flowers on Park Street on earlier this week. Police said recent arrests aren't stopping the crimes.Conn, the…

Crime Victim Rights Bill Waits State Senate Approval

A bill that would allow crime victims to sue public officials who harass them will be sent to the state senate for approval.This comes after former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigned following a sexting scandal with a woman…